Oman's beaches are considered some of the most beautiful in the Middle East, and you'll find many close to your serviced apartments in Muscat. Oman's beaches are an idyllic mix of azure waters, clear blue skies and fine yellow sands all backed by some truly epic scenery. For an urban beach that feels like nothing of the sort, head for a dip at Al Qurum beach. It's always advisable to dress appropriately for Omani culture, so covering up a bit more is advised, but that's no obstacle to fun in the sun. At Al Qurum, it's possible to spend the afternoon taking a dip then retiring to one of the many restaurants along the beachside. For some delicious Turkish cuisine, head to Twins Turkish near the beach's eastern side. For a more remote seaside experience, jump in a car and head to Bandar Jissah beach, a beautiful sandy beach characterised by its rocky formations and golden sands.